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April 24, 2013



Speaking of Medium/Message controversies...

Army orders removal of Bible references from Fairbanks soldiers' weapon scopes

The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers at Fort Wainwright, an Army post in Interior Alaska adjacent to Fairbanks, to remove references to two Bible verses on their weapon scopes...Michigan-based defense contractor Trijicom supplied the scopes, which referenced two New Testament passages, John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The references appeared at the end of the scopes' serial numbers...

Rob Crawford

Remember daddy -- it's US military policy to handle the Koran with white gloves, and the Bible with a Dremel.


"It comes as no surprise to those who were paying attention that there was voter fraud to launch Obama into the Oval Office. During the 2008 election cycle, the evidence for voter fraud was abundant, but the majority of Americans did not see the evidence due to the typical mainstream media blackout on any news item that doesn't advance the Statist / Liberalism agenda. The evidence of voter fraud in the 2012 election is equally available and occurred in various states, but again, few heard the evidence from mainstream media.

What is news is that Fox News (a mainstream outlet) has reported on the possibility that Obama used voter fraud to provide enough signatures to be on the Indiana ballot. In how many other states were illegal means applied?"



That is nice, daddy. I wonder Fisker is going tits up because they used religious terminology with the "Karma" name.

Or, maybe it was karma.


Rob C,

Your 12:09 is a beautiful example of the consequences of voting for a bill in order to find out whats in it:

...because legal residents who are noncitizens are not eligible for the Obamacare subsidies, employers would be able to hire them without offering health insurance and they wouldn’t incur any fines.

Essentially, when combined, we’d have a system under which employers would be subject to a substantial tax on hiring American citizens that they would not be subject to if they were to hire newly legalized immigrants who have not yet obtained citizenship.

So finally we have found Obama's shovel ready jobs---paving the road to hell.

Rob Crawford
Your 12:09 is a beautiful example of the consequences of voting for a bill in order to find out whats in it:

Considering that these bills seem to have all been pre-written by staffers and lobbyists, are we sure it's an unintended consequence?

Frankly, I look at the British Labour Party memo that leaked saying their immigration policy was intended to make Britain less British and wonder if our pols aren't focused on doing the same to the US.


For the Dems-- making America browner and poorer is absolutely the point of 'Immigration'. Those immigrants are meant to replaace white liberals as that breed dies out, and to keep the census numbers up in the Blue Hells so they don't lose the House permanently. The dems and Brit labour have the exact same plan.

James D.

Rob @ 12:09 - horrifying but not at all surprising.

How many more "unexpected" surprises like that one are lurking in the 844 pages of the immigration bill?

Even if you support increased immigration - even if you support outright amnesty and open borders without restriction - I don't see how any sane person can support an 844 page monstrosity that no one can possibly understand, and that's filled with unintended consequences from the first word to the last.


I understand they are keeping Allah Terrain Vehicle in nomenclature.


Rob C,

So if I understand it correctly, the Worlds Greatest Deliberative Body is hell bent on giving us an Immigration Bill that would make it more advantageous for American companies to hire Aunt Zaituni and Obama's drunk driving Uncle, than it would be to hire American citizens.

James D.

Speaking of government, and unintended consequences...


It is one of the oddest spending habits in Washington: this year, the government will spend at least $890,000 on service fees for bank accounts that have nothing in them. At last count, Uncle Sam has 13,712 such accounts, each containing zero dollars and zero cents.

These are supposed to be closed. But nobody has done the paperwork.

So even now--as the “sequester” budget cuts have begun idling workers and frustrating travelers--the government is still required to pay $65, per year, per account, to keep these empty accounts on the books.

Torches. Pitchforks.


Trijicon scopes are one of the preferred scopes by the military. They had always engraved the Bible references into their serial numbers, but were told by the Feds to stop this a while back, which they have done.

It is probably inappropriate to do this regardless. The military is not in the habit of using religious symbols on hardware.

To force soldiers to grind the offending symbols off of the sight is rather foolish and smacks of some mid-level officer having far too much time on his hands. In fact, this could be considered defacement of government property.

I believe under the new PC UCMJ dafacing government property is punishable by termination from the service. Anyone having to serve at Ft. Wainwright has my sympathies. It is, literally, 40 miles from nowhere.



This was Teddy Kennedy's objective back in the 60's and 70's. He ended the preferences for European immigrants.

Rick Ballard

"Those immigrants are meant to replaace white liberals as that breed dies out, and to keep the census numbers up in the Blue Hells so they don't lose the House permanently."


You're largely correct. There's also an adjunct concerning the impact of declining population in the Blue Hells upon the employment of newly minted credentialed and connected morons in their sinecures in the friction industries. The absorption capacity of insurance-finance-utility friction concerns in Blue Hells is population dependent. If fleeing Americans aren't replaced, then there will be no place for darling and only child Sonny Boy/Girl to park themselves after receiving their credential.

After all, they would die from competitive stress in Texas if forced to emigrate.

hit and run

TIME Runs Interference For Jihad, Claims Boxing May Have Been Reason For Boston Terror Attack…

Looks like we really dodged a bulled with Cassius Clay, given that his age and condition probably preclude any major terror activities.

I'm still worried about Mike Tyson though -- he does seem like the type that might succumb to the lures of boxing-induced terrorism.

Hope he's on the proper watchlists.

Wait. What? They're both Muslim? No, I picked those two because they represent the most prominent boxers of their eras, not because of their religion.

Rob Crawford
The military is not in the habit of using religious symbols on hardware.

Well, outside the Aegis, Nike, Hellfire...

hit and run

Whew. Thank goodness...

George Foreman Pressure Cooker

Rob Crawford

hit -- don't be fooled! His grills are gateway implements. You start with one of them, maybe get a cast iron skillet... next thing you know, you've got a pressure cooker.

Frau Sicherheitsdienst
"The sources said Tamerlan Tsarnaev's details were entered into TIDE, a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, because the FBI spoke to him in 2011 while investigating a Russian tip-off that he had become a follower of radical Islamists."

The Russians are more serious and *capable* about their national security than we are about ours.

I suggest we outsource our national security to them. It couldn't get worse.


Diplomad has a great post today.

"I am starting to suspect that the older murderer had been recruited by the FBI to infiltrate Islamist cells. "


Re: non-citizens exempt from Obummercare.

So, I'm thinking that to increase my employ-ability, I need to renounce my citizenship then apply for a green card and welfare!


According to UMass-Andover, terrorist number two, the drug dealing stoner pre-med genius, made F's in his three semesters of science including bio and chem. The community college hasn't leaked the grade of the probable one semester of book keeping of the late departed terrorist number one. Yep, those boys were more proof of the progressive diversity genius of the Mass education system.

Jane on Ipad


Jane on Ipad

That better not be the one that shows up. How embarassing!

(A) nuther Bub

Anyone else write to NPR about Dina Temple-Raston's rant and receive a reply? (My semi-hysterical complaint is at the foot of their reply)

Response to Message #637946:
Dear Barbara,
We appreciate your sharing your concerns regarding Dina Temple-Raston's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Dina's reports have been based on information she gathered from law enforcement sources. At no point did her reports exclude any individual group or focus on any individual group. Rather she reported on different threads officials were exploring in the investigation, including the possibility that the bombing might have been connected to domestic terrorists.

NPR will continue to thoroughly cover the ongoing developments in the case with fact based and independent journalism. You will find complete coverage here: http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions

What you hear on the air, or on NPR.org, is governed by a strong code of ethics and practices. These standards are in place to protect and support the integrity, impartiality and conduct of our journalists. You can review the code here: http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/ethics/ethics_code.html

Additionally, we encourage you to share any concerns about our coverage with the NPR Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is NPR's public representative, serving as an independent source of information, explanation, amplification and analysis for the public regarding NPR's programming. For more information about the role of the NPR Ombudsman, please visit http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/6407004/mission-and-mandate-the-ombudsman-at-npr.

NPR Audience and Community Relations

Original Message: Good lord! Hitler's birthday?!

Dina Temple-Raston's near-insane rant about violent events related to "right-wingers" was beyond the tolerance of any decent American. How you continue to be partially funded by taxpayers is unfathomable. Don't you have editors there who oversee what an on-air spokesperson is going to say? Her comments related to events in Boston went so far beyond what one hopes would be NPR's standard that she should be dismissed. To lump conservative views with the demons and tyrants she listed is entirely unconscionable. If anything, accusations of leftist bias against NPR are understated.

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